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View Poll Results: Which city is Sydney most like?
NYC 12 13.48%
San Francisco 36 40.45%
LA 17 19.10%
Other 24 26.97%
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Was going to say the same thing.

Looks very much like a canadian city, Toronto at street level is similar.
Also from the waterfront looks a bit San Francisco-like too.
It's waterfront area reminds me more of San Diego.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Toronto
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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Mix of Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Not really NYC.

Australia is a mix of California and Texas
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Mix of Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Not really NYC.

Australia is a mix of California and Texas
In it's rural and new built forms. The old city centres have those 19th century British masonry buildings mixed in with skyscraper architecture at the core, especially Melbourne, which is more like what you'd see in Canada. Australia in general seems a bit like Cali + Texas though, I agree, with of course some uniquely Australian features thrown in, and none of the Hispanic history or strong demographic influences.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Thanks for those neat pics! Always wondered what Sydney looked like- city-pulse style and not only about the harbor or nature.

Based on those pics, I'd also say it really resembles Toronto with a little bit of San Francisco and even downtown Montreal as well. It does have a British touch to some of those buildings so you can tell it's not quite a US city.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Thanks for those neat pics! Always wondered what Sydney looked like- city-pulse style and not only about the harbor or nature.

Based on those pics, I'd also say it really resembles Toronto with a little bit of San Francisco and even downtown Montreal as well. It does have a British touch to some of those buildings so you can tell it's not quite a US city.
I think it's completely accurate to say Sydney is a cleaner conglomeration of several North American cities, like San Fran, Toronto, San Diego, Montreal, Seattle, and L.A.


Australia, Canada, and the U.S. all share a common British heritage, so it just makes sense.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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Sydney is very reminiscent of NYC (Lower Manhattan) and SF, especially in those pics posted by the OP. I also see a similarity between Toronto and Seattle.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:06 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Either San Francisco or to a lesser extent Seattle.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:25 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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The pics seems a bit SF and a tiny bit Toronto and Seattle in parts.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Looking at google maps. Sydney looks like a mix of Toronto and San Francisco to me. With that British feel that was mentioned earlier.
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